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Flyers Release Statements on Claude Giroux's Butt-Grabbing Incident

Claude Giroux likes butts, okay?

The Flyers captain was arrested on Tuesday for grabbing the buttocks of an Ottawa police officer, as reported by the Ottawa Sun. The report also states alcohol was involved.

Giroux was released from jail Wednesday.

On Thursday, Giroux and Flyers general manager Ron Hextall released statements.

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2014 Flyers Off Season Moves Tracker

Here is a running tracker of Flyers moves this off season, starting from the end of their 2013-14 season.

The list includes signings, trades, draft picks, released players, retired players, and anything else. Most recent moves are at the top.

Flyers Trade Tye McGinn; Sign D Nick Schultz

The Flyers made a pair of moves Wednesday, trading a forward and signing a defenseman.

The Flyers shipped forward Tye McGinn to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2015 third round pick. They signed free agent defenseman Nick Schultz to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.

Flyers Re-Sign G Ray Emery

The Flyers didn't make a splash on the opening day of free agency just yet, but they made a key signing.

The Flyers have re-signed backup goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, $1 million contract. He's the backup the Flyers were hoping to land to play behind Steve Mason.

Emery made $1.65 million last season with the Flyers.

Flyers draft five on the second day of the 2014 NHL Draft

The Flyers wrapped up their day at the 2014 NHL Draft by selecting five players.

The Flyers followed up picking defenseman Travis Sanheim in the first round by picking three forwards and two defensemen. Two of their first three picks were spent on the blue line.

Flyers Pick D Travis Sanheim in 2014 NHL Draft

The Flyers selected a defenseman with their first pick for a second straight year.

The Flyers picked 18-year-old Calgary Hitmen defensman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on Friday. Sanheim will join a group of prospects that could be the future of the Flyers blue line.

Sanheim is 6-foot-3, 189 pounds, and completed his first season with Calgary of the Western Hockey League. In 67 regular season games, Sanheim recorded five goals and 24 assists for 29 points along with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-25 rating.

(Photo by Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer)

TCL Flyers 2014 NHL Mock Draft

Dan MacNeal and Alicia Sprenkle do up a mock draft of the 2014 NHL Draft. The draft will be on June 27 in Philadelphia this year.

Flyers Extend Brayden Schenn

The Flyers have extended the contract of forward Brayden Schenn.

The Flyers signed Schenn to a two-year, $5 million dollar deal just hours after trading winger Scott Hartnell to the Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger. Signing Schenn was one of Philadelphia's top priorities this off season.

Flyers Trade Scott Hartnell to Columbus; Acquire R.J. Umberger

The Flyers have traded left winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 draft on Monday.

Umberger, 32, recorded 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games this past season, his sixth with the Blue Jackets. He played three seasons for the Flyers from 2005-2008.

(Photo by John Russo/The Checking Line)

Flyers Re-Sign D Kimmo Timonen

The Flyers have re-signed free agent defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract on Friday.

The contract will bring the Finnish blue liner back to Philadelphia for an eight season. The deal is reportedly worth around $2 million with the possibility of up to around $4 million if he reaches incentives.

In a conference call with reporters, general manager Ron Hextall said he had about a half dozen conversations with Timonen and told the veteran defenseman to take his time.